Your Options If You Are Still Running These Operating Systems
Option 1: Implement Trend Micro’s CloudOne for Server Workloads and Continue to use your existing 2012 Servers
Customers will have a mitigating control to reduce the risk of exploitation of unpatched vulnerabilities for these operating systems.
When patches are not available for known vulnerabilities in applications or operating systems, Intrusion Prevention rules can intercept traffic that is trying to exploit the vulnerability.
Option 2: Remain on-premises by upgrading to Windows Server 2022 or purchasing Extended Security Updates (ESUs)
Customers needing to stay on-premises can upgrade to Windows Server 2022, or purchase Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for Windows Server 2012 – providing up to three years of security updates only. ESUs will continue for three years, renewable on an annual basis, until October 13, 2026.
Option 3: Migrate to Azure and receive up to three years of free Extended Security Updates (ESUs)
Customers can migrate applications and databases to Azure Virtual Machines and receive free Extended Security Updates for three years after the end of support. For on-premises servers, customers can use Azure Arc to receive automated/scheduled ESU updates and installation as well as the security and governance capabilities in Azure.